Everyone other US blogger will surely have their own 4th of July post. Hopefully mine is unique.
I have no plans for today. It’s not that I don’t want plans. It’s not that I don’t want to celebrate a holiday. It’s just that…nothing came up. If I were a good US citizen, I would find something patriotic to do. I don’t really mean buying a $1 flag to stick in the yard or going to a fireworks show. Something patriotic. Something in remembrance of the day we’re celebrating.
Today we celebrate independence from British rule. What does that mean to you, blog reader? What does that mean to me? How does that change our lives, today, in 2008? Unfortunately, I don’t know. I don’t know how to celebrate properly. I don’t know how to rejoice in my independence. I don’t think I can appreciate it as much, because I didn’t live through it. And that’s where I hope this post will be unique. I hope that everyone else around this country is taking pride, getting out, and showing thanks for what we have.
Meanwhile, I’ll try to straighten out my independence.
John 8:34-36 (NIV) “Jesus replied, ‘I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.'”